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February 10, 2020. At about 2:15 pm, I saw a beautiful adult eagle (white head, white tail feathers) flying over the Kishwaukee River bridge at Coltonville Road (between First Street and Route 23) in Sycamore, IL.
Brett Speiser

On December 31st, 2019 at approximately 2:30 pm, I observed a bald eagle fly over the intersection of US Route 12 and Old Rand Road. This is approximately ½ mile south of Bangs Lake in Wauconda, IL.
Andrew Lotz

Today while on routine patrol in the Village of Kildeer, 01/01/2020 at approximately 09:00 hours I observed a large bald eagle at the Kemper Lakes Business Center located on Rt. 22 at Corporate Dr. He was in a tree in the west parking lot overlooking the lake and flew to the other side of the lake as I drove in its direction. This is the first eagle I have seen in my nineteen years working for Kildeer.
Michael Hoover
Kildeer Police Officer

I have seen 3 mature bald Eagles in last year....1) Thanksgiving Day 2018 at Barrington and Bode road sitting at the top of a tall bare tree watching the traffic. 2) Nov 16, 2019 flying over Bode woods at Golf and Barrington rd. 3) Dec 13, 2019 at 59 and Penny Rd staring West and also disheveled looking (same spot as someone posted last year). My co-worker swears she saw 1 this October sitting on top of Sherman hospital building staring down into the courtyard
Karen Hughes

Just saw a bald eagle doing slow turns over Bolingbrook, IL at 2 PM today, jan 5, 2019. East side of town, about a mile west of I355. I have never seen them in this area, hope they are moving back!
Ken Fisher

Today I was working near the railroad tracks in Chicago, just East of Pulaski and South of 71st, under the overpass. I spotted a beautiful Eagle circling in the Sky above me, I noticed it because a hawk was attacking it while it was flying but thankfully gave up pretty quick.
It must have circled for at least 10 minutes before going to the North of me and out of view.
Very exciting to see, I wish my kids were with me and I wish I could've taken a better picture!
Dominic Ledesma

December 09, 2018
Wauconda, Il
I was driving east out of town on Liberty St around 2:30pm when I saw a large bird I thought to be a red-tailed hawk swoop down across the road in front of me to get a closer look at road kill. Then I saw the white tail feathers and white head and it soared back up into the sky. My first sighting of a bald eagle! As I was turning around in a sub-division in hopes of getting another sight, I saw the bald eagle flying in front of me heading East along Bang's Lake.
Judy Reyes

November 19 & 20th , 2018
Roselle, Illinois
Driving on the on ramp to get on Gary ave on the 390 (Elgin ohare toll road) I noticed a huge bald eagle on top of a light pole. When I returned home to the townhomes looking over that same on-ramp, I was walking my dog and saw two, one male and one female soaring in the sky. The next day driving on the on ramp again I saw two males on either side of the ramp on two light poles. They were Huge!!!!
Michael Hundrieser

Thursday, October 25, 2018, Downers Grove, IL near Blackburn Ave. and Fairview. While walking my two dogs this morning, I spotted a large raptor gliding through the parkway trees and when it appeared to have a white tail I wondered if it could be an eagle. A few minutes later I found it sitting in a tree and it was indeed a bald eagle. A pair of crows were mobbing it and one dive bombed the eagle and pecked it on the head. The crows left when we got closer. Very exciting experience especially when the eagle looked me in the eyes.
Arlene Widrevitz

I spotted a bald eagle perched upright on a barren tree about 50 yards off Rt 59 . Date: Oct 21, 2018
Location: South Barrington , east side of Rt. 59 , 1/4 mile south of Penny Rd.
It's body was facing west with his head looking south I recognized it as a bald eagle instantly but took split second to process in my brain as an actual eagle! The eagle looked tired. Its feathers looked a little ruffled nonetheless beautiful
Genaro Diaz

I saw a bold eagle about a week ago near lake Arlington in Arlington Heights IL. First thought that I was mistaking, as I did not think that those birds can be encountered in the area. But just looked up that there were eagle sightings in nearby Prospect Heights about a year ago. So there may be more to it.
Herman Borkhovik

In Kickapoo, IL, on the side of Hwy 150, near the main entrance to Jubilee College State Park. A pair was spotted, as usual, looking majestic.
Tina Schallhorn

Northbound on US-23 I saw a Bald Eagle 30-40 feet in the air flying east bound over the highway.
I was astonished thinking at first it was a large turkey buzzard- that is until I saw his/her white head. It looked older, with variations in some of the brown feathers. First sighting in over 30 years. Really made for a great ‘Mehrican day!
It was 11:50, one mile south of Summerfield Exit.
Brandon Kaczmarek

My husband and I were driving east on Minor in Des Plaines and saw a bald eagle perched in a tree overlooking the river. We couldn’t believe it but there was no mistaking him for a bald eagle. He was enormous with a black body, white head and yellow beak. This was at about 10:30 in the morning on January 29, 2018. We were so excited to find your site and see other recorded sightings. We took it as a good omen for 2018!
Christine Olsen

Bald Eagles at Lock and Dam 18 near Gladstone, IL
Cassandra J Bundy

I have seen several bald eagles in the fields north of Dahinda, Illinois and at Oak Run on Spoon Lake.
Robert Haugland
Dahinda, Illinois

Caught sight just west of Springfield on the Old Jacksonville road, a mature eagle eating on a dead deer in the corn field. 1/1/18 great way to start the new year!! Got a couple pics from the car with the cell phone!
Lisa Douglas

At 3:45 pm on January 1, 2018, I watched a mature bald eagle fly south across Beck Lake, in Des Plaines, IL (Cook County) The bird took off from trees on the north side and headed south over the frozen lake. It then turned southeast towards the 294 Tri-State Tollway.
2 neighbors had also seen a mature bald eagle in November 2017, also in Des Plaines, IL. One spied the eagle sitting on a light pole in downtown Des Plaines, while the other neighbor saw a a bald eagle flying over Big Bend Lake (which is less then 2 miles south of Beck Lake. The Des Plaines River runs through town.
So exciting and a perfect welcome to a new year.
Mary Anne Enriquez
Des Plaines, IL.

Spotted a bald eagle just north of Lake Sangchris in Central Illinois.
Thomas Carver

I saw a Bald Eagle at 8:30 AM flying east over Bangs Lake in Wauconda IL 12/13/17. Very Exciting!
-Sandy Miller

Saw a mature bald eagle circling overhead as I drove home from work on the afternoon of Thursday November 9th, at the southern tip of Pistakee Lake on the Fox River near Johnsburg, Illinois.
The first one I have seen in this area this autumn/winter ...
- Alan Lloyd

Today, November 14,2017, I was driving in the Skokie Lagoons Wildlife Refuge, which is 20 miles north of downtown Chicago, in Northfield, Illinois. Spotted the first bald eagle across from the Tower Road Boat ramp. Large bird, white head, yellow beak, black torso, no mistaking it's a bald eagle. Left the ramp, drove south on Forestway Drive, about 2 miles, and pulled over at the dam near Willow road and saw another bald eagle up in the trees, right near the dam. Very cool
Dan Burke

I was picking up pecans off the ground this morning when I heard a commotion up in the tree. I looked up in time to see a bald eagle snatch a squirrel from the treetop and fly away with it's catch! Amazing to see something like that in the middle of town!
Jim in Marissa, IL

october 9 2017 at 12:32 i was driving northbound on edens highway just north of willow road. saw two bald eagles flying east to west. flew about 100 feet over the highway and over my truck. wingspan must have been at least six feet. could not believe what i was seeing. had my dad with me and at the same time both said bald eagles!      glencoe illinois
Pete Altemese

Marianne Rees wrote the following: On January 15, about 11am, we had a beautiful bald eagle in one of our Sycamore trees - near the top. It sat there for about 15 minutes, we watched it from our deck. We live rural, just north of Washington, IL, and thought the eagle may have been hunting. We have lived here 16+ years, and this was a first for us!

Jodie Swieczkowski wrote the following: Saw three bald Eagles in Barry Illinois all sitting in same tree. Saw them again soaring the next day!

dan spelina wrote the following: saw a bald eagle by st emily school in mt prospect chased by 4 crows illinois

Debbie Winn wrote the following: Saw a yearling eagle eating a rabbit in a farm field off of Route 4 near Marine, IL. It was huge! So neat to see

Carl Hoelscher wrote the following: on Jan. 29 at approx. 3 pm. We spotted 2 bald eagles soaring over Vandalia lake, near the Shriners Pavilion. We distinctly noted the white head and tail, but on driving closer for a confirming look could not find them back. has anyone else seen these?

Karla Rogers wrote the following: Driving south bound on Route 12 from Richmond Il to Spring Grove, I noticed a huge bird at the top of one of the trees. I slowed down,(no one around me), to see if it was a hawk, as it was a dark bird, then noticed the white head! I was amazed! Wish I could have gotten a picture! 1/22/17

Shannon Fry wrote the following: We were driving down Vollmer Road and came to the intersection at Central Avenue and in the wetlands sanctuary in the northwest corner of the street, sitting proud in the middle of the frozen water, a bald eagle. I almost got in an accident. I wasn't even aware they were back here! So happy, I was with my son & we just stared and stared. Then when we passed I asked him "Did you just see that?!" He couldn't believe it either.

Brenda J. wrote the following: I spotted three mature bald eagles sitting in trees along the west side of the Fox River on Route 31 in Elgin, IL this morning at around 8:30 am (across from the library/Hemmens Auditorium area).

Kathe Serritelli wrote the following: Spotted and adult bald eagle soaring along the DesPlaines River heading south at River Road and Devon Ave. in DesPlaines Il. 1/8/17

Albert Daniels wrote the following: The wife and I where in Geneva il. Today and spotted a bald eagle flying above the river and stopped and watch til get got to high. Then we disided to cross the river and pulled into a empty lot and to our amazement there was a second bald eagle sitting on the top of a tree witch was about 30 feet tall and after about 5 minutes it decided to take off and it actually came down towards us and we where with in about 20 feet from us and with it flying above the river and us standing about it was basically at eye level! It was AWESOME!!!

Roger Wodek wrote the following: January 1, 2017- 10:30am Single Bald Eagle high in trees near Big Bend Lake in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Mary Ellen Siemens wrote the following: 12/30/16, 12:30pm, Prospect Heights, IL. Single Bald Eagle flew over my house heading North. First time I've ever seen one in this area. Very exciting!

Jim Tavares wrote the following: While traveling north on rte. 45 ( Lagrange Rd) near St. Francis Rd in Frankfort, IL on 12-25-16 , I spotted an adult bald eagle with a pronounced white head, approx. 60 ' in the air heading east across rte. 45 . First time seeing a bald eagle in the wild and a very cool thing to see on Christmas !!

John Hutton wrote the following: Bald Eagle was sighted circling over the North side of Naperville, about 1.5 miles south of Herrick Lake forest preserve.

Craig Bresof wrote the following: 2 large bald eagles sighted at 1500 Mittel Blvd Wood Dale IL (approx 2 mi west of ORD) Morning of 12/9/2016. Larger spotted in air, flying towards trees in the Salt Creek nature preserve. ~6 ft wingspan, very white for and aft with dark brown body seen @ 30 feet. Perched with second, slightly smaller BE in tree for about 1/2 hour. Cold day, 20F. Beautiful sight to see around here!

Nancy schonberg wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle on Sunday 12-4-16 flying along Willow Rd near Sunset Ridge in Northfield IL. Also saw one in September flying across the Skokie Lagoon just south of Tower Rd. Wonder if it's the same bird, or are there a nesting pair in the area(?).

Edward Ulkus wrote the following: Saw one bald eagle in the air at approximately 17th and Morgan in Swansea, IL around 1430CST. Second siting in area, first was on Thanksgiving approximately one mile north of this location at 17th and Hwy 161.

Alan Duncanson wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle not 30 feet up in a roadside tree just East of Hopedale Illinois on State Route 122, Tazewell County. 11/25/2016

Casey Smiley wrote the following: Saw a Bald Eagle flying over South Elementary and Lundahl Middle School in Crystal Lake (we are right next to the lake) around 7:10 AM on Monday, November 21st. I was so amazed-shocked-as I had never seen one in this area! This made my Monday morning--and i told my classes all about it!

Brian Bullock wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle at 12:30 pm today flying over the Morton Grove Prairie View Community Center 6834 Dempster St. Morton Grove, IL (11/14/2016)

Mary Beth Dermody wrote the following: I saw an adult bald eagle on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Touhy and McCormick on the North Shore Channel in Skokie, Illinois. First time I've seen an eagle in the Chicagoland area!

Leslee Cohen wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle flying in Deerfield IL on Waukegan Road at Central Avenue at 2pm today. It flew into a tree, then sat there devouring a squirrel for over 45 minutes before I had to tear myself away. The wingspan was INCREDIBLE. One of the coolest things I've ever seen in my life.

David Ward wrote the following: Tampier Lake Palos, Illinois. 3 Bald Eagles at 1:15 pm 10-23-16

Scott Adams wrote the following: My kid looked up at a tree where several crows were cawing and swooping and said there is a bald eagle. And sure enough five of us saw it in the tree. It was at the top of a tree on an alley on the 7300 block of North Western Avenue (east side of Western), Chicago IL. Sept 10, 2016 at 11am. Eventually it got tired of the crowd and flew away.

Randy Hart wrote the following: We have a pair of bald eagles first time 6 miles south Pontiac il western blacktop longtime stone quarry area Pretty cool

Dave Fowler wrote the following: Saw a large, mature bald eagle fly along the DesPlaines River at Deerfield Road today about 10:00 am. Illinois

Brian Stewart wrote the following: I had to do some work at Tavern At The Bridge in Algonquin, on Algonquin,RD. I looked up and seen a Huge bird bird circling above. As he circled lower I could see the white tail and head. It was a Bald Eagle. It was so cool to see one local. I've seen many in Wisconsin but never in Illinois.

Frank Wagner wrote the following: Can confirm the Abbott Park IL sighting. Observed bald eagle circling over a small group of ducks in the utility pond off of Abbott Park Road 2/5/16, 7:55am.

Sherry Chavez wrote the following: I just saw a mature bald eagle on Abbott Park Campus 100 Abbott Park Road.

Kathy Granzow wrote the following: Saw an adult bald eagle at 2:23 pm fly over Route 38 into a tree in the banks of the Fox River. 1/26/16

Roger Mankud wrote the following: Saw a Bald Eagle in Lincolnshire January 24th around 9 am in a tree over the DesPlaines river.

Linda Buckman wrote the following: Large number of eagles seen this week on Illinois side of Mississippi below the Jefferson Barracks Bridge in South St. Louis County.

Brenda Jordan wrote the following: There was a large group of birds (mostly seagulls) flying around over the Fox River in Elgin between Chicago St. and Kimball St. this morning at around 8:30 am. I spotted a large, mature bald eagle swooping in among them. There may have been others but I was driving.

Mark Knable wrote the following: At Carpentersville dam photographed two adults and four immature eagles on Wed. 1/20/16. None present at McHenry Dam or Algonquin Dam mid day.

Otis Bigley wrote the following: Two at Savanna Army Depot; one perched, one flying; surprised not to see more.

Kristin Kal wrote the following: On 1/16/16 we saw one bald eagle in a tree just south of the I-90 Fox River bridge in Elgin, IL. On 1/17/16 we saw two on the north side - one in a tree and one flying over the river.

Terree Emrich wrote the following: 1-10-16 Just saw a bald eagle in Walrose Estates, Woodstock IL.

Lynn Hart wrote the following: Saw a bald eagle with at least a 6 foot wingspan flying over a field near Wishop and Meridian Rds while on my way to pick up my son at Hononegah High School about 12:10pm today. By the time I got to the bridge in Rockton, she (I believe) was flying up the river toward me and the mate was in a tree. Both were in the tree scanning the river when we returned at 12:40. So excited to have them here!

Kathy Guthrie wrote the following: Saw a beauty sitting in a farm field. He flew up to a near by telephone pole as we passed by and I was able to take a photo. Right on the Perry-Jackson county line in Campbell Hill, Illinois. Jan. 3, 2016.

Carter Henson wrote the following: I saw four Bald Eagles at Lake Vermilion in Danville, Illinois for three consecutive days. January 1st, 2nd and 3rd. It seemed as there could have been 2 adults and 2 juvenile birds. On the first I saw three. The second I saw four. And on the third just one. But it was clear they were Bald Eagles. On the third day I was lucky enough to see the one catch a fish just off a island called "Strawberry Island" on the eastern side of the lake.

Martin Powers wrote the following: Jan 2 2016 I was amazed to see a bald eagle for the first time 1 mile from where I grew up in Campton Hills iL. In a field eating the remains of a dead deer. The eagle stayed for about 45 minutes before leaving and flying South.

rob vandyke wrote the following: 12-28-15 I spotted a bald eagle hunting a flooded field about 2 miles north of Radom Illinois. I was lucky enough to be pretty close to it and it didn't seem bothered by my presence. It was very large and what a sight it was!!

Kathleen Perry wrote the following: I just saw a huge bald eagle up in a tree today December11th, 2015 in Sorento, Il. I am positive it was a bald eagle because we have lots of hawks and vultures here and it was much larger than the hawks, also I got a really good look at it as I was driving by...white feathered head and large hooked beak. It was definitely not one of our normal birds.

Jim Bakaitis wrote the following: 12/10/15 saw bald eagle fly over I74 Kickapoo State Park, just west of Danville, IL at about 4:00 pm.

Judith Alvey wrote the following: A pair of Eagles flying over Deer Park, IL on the morning of 11/19/15, about 8:25 a.m.

Rick Danciu wrote the following: On three occasions (August, October, November), I spotted a bald eagle in flight on the edge of the Bartel Grassland Land and Water Reserve near the intersection of Vollmer Road and Central Avenue in Matteson, IL 60443.

Robert Gillespie wrote the following: I saw a big (I'm guessing a female) bald eagle off the banks of the Wabash River on the illinois side next to Vincennes. I also saw a smaller (I'm guessing male or juvenile) bald eagle outside Lawrenceville, Illinois near the banks of the Embarrass River.

Susan Rolens wrote the following: My husband & I just saw a Eagle flying over the Edwardsville Il. Water Shed Park.

Jeff Funfsinn wrote the following: I saw a bald eagle flying over south Annie Glidden rd. in DeKalb, IL. We see a lot of unusual birds around here, but this was my first wild eagle sighting. It really made my day! The date was 11-06-15.

Wendy Piglia wrote the following: Male and female in tree on our farm. Woodstock, Illinois (McHenry County)

Jim Garrett wrote the following: On Oct 30 & again on 31st of 2015 I saw 2 Bald Eagles in the city limit of Villa Grove, Douglas County, Illinois along the Embarras river in the trees then flying around over Henson park.

Evey Romano wrote the following: Two bald eagle sightings at mooseheart school in batavia

Debra Bolgla wrote the following: September 30, 2015 4:30 p.m. Driving along a Champaign County road from St. Joseph to Sidney, IL I saw a full grown bald eagle standing in a recently harvested corn field. It eventually flew up in the air, circled around and into the trees. Incredible wing span.

Barbara Border wrote the following: 9/26/2015 Mundelein, Illinois Saw one circling high in the sky east of my house mid afternoon.

Tammy Beinarauskas wrote the following: 9/19/15. bald eagle sighted in my backyard in sycamore il. Sighted near the Kishwaukee River. I saw one two years ago but this time I was able to capture it with pictures. It's tail has turned all the way white, but the head is not fully white yet. Awesome!

joan holland wrote the following: Early this morning about 4 45am I was in my yard in Naperville IL and saw what I think was an eagle landing in the tree in my yard - I am use to seeing hawks but this bird had an extremely wide wing span and much largerbody than any hawks I have seen.
I live 2 blks from the river and a few blocks from downtown Naperville.
Has anyone else reported eagles in north Naperville?
I was amazed shocked and OMG what is that?!?!?! brought my smaller dog in (20lbs) because this bird was big enough to pick the dog up

A bald eagle's lifting power is about 4 lbs.. Generally, they do not feed on domestic livestock or pets, but they will take advantage of available food sources. http://www.baldeagleinfo.com/

We saw, I believe, a male and female on multiple occasions starting from 2-8-15 / 2-15-15 on the Des Plaines River in our back yard. We live in Lincolnshire Illinois. County of Lake.
Andy Muzik

Lock 13 outside of Thomson. Sited 7+ adults across the river.
Andrew Carver

Spotted two bald eagles today as I was crossing the Fox River in Carpentersville, Illinois at 2:20 this afternoon. One was mature, the other not. I was able to watch them for awhile from the parking lot at Otto Engineering. Breathtaking!
Dave Williams

Spotted a mature Eagle standing in a farm field adjacent to the Vermilion River. Time was around 1:00pm
This was a couple miles north of Fairbury IL in Livingston county.
We were able to park a distance away and got to see him (or her) lift off and disappear into the trees lining the river.
The river is open at this time.
Michael Duy

   2/10/15 - took my girls today to the same area as yesterday (South Main St along the river near Morgan St. Bridge). We saw 12 bald eagles. Got some great photos of as many as three sitting in one tree. They weren't flying as much but very vocal. 4pm.
   I saw 7 eagles today along the Rock River on Rt. 2 today 2/9/15 around 5pm. There were four from La Chiquita Grocery on South Main (Rt. 2) to Harrison Road. All very active, flying close to the water. The rest were further towards Byron near the pull off park on Rt. 2. Sitting in trees and one eating a fish on the ice.
Dan Hougan
Rockford, IL

2/9/15 noon
2 mature bald eagles on road kill in a farm field. Rt 59 and Rolf Rd Plainfield Il.
Sandy Crowl

2-7-15 spotted a Bald Eagle hunting in the field. 3 miles south west of Highland, Illinois near the intersection of Zilles Rd and Rogier Rd. He flew over the barn and landed in the field. As I tried to get closer for a picture he took off, circled and landed another 100 yards away. I have lived here 20 years and have never seen one this far away from the Mississippi River.
Judy Krause

Sai a bald eagle above des plaines river in gurnee/ libertyville on rt 120 east of milwaukee avenue, illinois
David Stepanich

The Pecatonica River is across the field from our house. We have seen as many as 12 in the trees and surrounding fields and cemetery behind our house. They are magnificent!!
Paula Deppe – Pecatonica, Il Winnebago county

I saw a bald eagle in an open field .5 miles south of centerline road and 1 mile east of route 45 near Neoga Illinois. Was able to capture photos as well. Appeared to be a female by size. Approximately 1:45pm on 2/4/15.
Audra Johnson
Neoga IL

Spotted a lone adult Bald Eagle on my way to work this morning (Feb 3, 2015). Soaring south over route 20 in Elgin just west of Shales Pkwy around 7:35a. I'm sure the other drivers around me thought I was a nut, staring up into the sky through the windshield. But what a nice way to start the day!
Tracie Micek

I saw a bald eagle sitting atop a tree as we were traveling eastbound on I-72 in Illinois. It was along side the eastbound lane, approximately 3 miles west of the I-57 interchange. This was on January 23 at around 11:00am.
Alfreda Tribout

January 19, 2015: I spotted a bald eagle flying over the Sangamon River in Mahomet, IL. It was flying Northeast. It circled above us for a few minutes and then continued its circling pattern as it followed the direction of the Sangamon river. It was absolutely beautiful as my five year old daughter and I, along with a few others, watched it soar in the sky, wings spread wide.
Latitude: 40.194058
Longitude: -88.399978
Lisa Martin

We spotted 2 adult bald eagles soaring over a subdivision on Oakbrook Ave. in Chatham, IL, which is west of Lake Springfield. Viewed via binoculars.
Amanda Nerone

Friday, January 9 in the mid-morning, we viewed over a dozen bald eagles perched and flying along the Fox River in Montgomery, Illinois. Mostly matures, maybe 3-4 juveniles. There is a 2.5 mile stretch between the damn to the north, and Violet Patch Park to the south on Route 25 which is public property looking towards the river.
Chip Wagner

Saw an adult bald eagle flying low over the UIUC South Farms in Champaign County on Thursday morning, January 8, 2015.
Cheryl Gantz

We observed a bald eagle at the intersection of Olson Road and State Street, in Boone County just east of Rockford. The eagle was flying over the dog park, then landed by the side of the road before circling back over the dog park.
Peter Keith

Saw 2 Bald Eagles near my home in Wood Dale, Il yesterday at 4:30pm. They were quite low and soaring southward.
Gary Jakus

Friday January 2, 2015 at approximately 10:30 a.m. while driving on the west side of the Illinois River near Beardstown, IL there were 10-12 Bald Eagles with two juveniles standing in a tilled bean field.
Chad Leet

Saw 12-15 bald eagles sitting in trees around an apparent frozen pond/retention on route 29 just before it merges with route 180 about 10 miles south of I-80. Three of them were picking at something on the frozen pond and the rest were in surrounding trees. It was a very small pond and pretty close to Condit's Ranch campground in Putnam County, IL. Had to stop my car and watch them for a while - so cool to see so many together!
Matt Johnson

Three adult and one juvenile bald eagles viewed in an agricultural field on Kentville Road, (outside of the town of Tiskilwa), Bureau County, IL about 2 miles West of I-180 on 1/1/2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Then a short time later, 2 bald eagles flying above I-180, 4 miles south of I-80 in Bureau County, IL viewed on 1/1/2015 at 10:15 a.m.

Walking our x2 Labradors in our front yard in Harvard, IL. on New Years Eve. Looked up and a young Eagle was hovering directly overhead at tree top level. First we have seen in our yard. The Eagle seemed curious of the dogs. Very cool, as he was overhead for several minutes.
Mark Garmon

Saw an eagle flying over the intersection of Butterfield Road and Route 25 in Aurora at 1:00PM today (12/31/2014) near the Fox River.
Heather Mahler

Bald eagle sighted on lake in Trails of Brittany Dec. 31. Landed on the frozen part of the lake about noon.
Tom Newman

Saw a bald eagle (wingspan approximately 5-6 feet) at 0800L, 31 Dec 14, on Pilcher Road just prior to Lacroix Lane in Plainfield IL. It was about 20-30 feet in the air flying south toward the ponds. Two sightings this month! So cool!
Joe Gootee

Saw three mature bald eagles flying in Fox Lake Illinois at 2:30 PM on December 31, 2014. The specific location was above the northwestern shore of Nippersink Lake, at Route 12. At first I thought these were turkey vultures, but then I saw the white heads and tails, and brown body feathers. I stopped the car and confirmed the sighting with binoculars.
George Cisko

Spotted two bald eagles soaring above my house in Lemont, Illinois on Sunday afternoon, December 28, 2014. Have spotted bald eagles along the Desplaines River in Lemont last winter, but never above our residential area.
Rich Anzalone
Lemont, IL

Spotted this adult male bald eagle along Horse-barn Road just north of IL125 Sunday 12/21/14 at about 11:00am. We live less than a mile from here and this is the 1st time we have seen one in this area.
Jim Winhold

One Juvenile eagle and two mature adults in New Salem, Illinois. 12/27/14: 9:30am.
Jenna Maki

In Downs Illinois off rt 150 by Kickapoo Creek and the Rock quarry. Spotted on Wednesday morning. 9:30. December 24.
Patty Sharick

Bald eagle sighting 1pm on 12/15/2014 at the Red Gate Bridge dog park in St Charles.
Lori Roberts

Saw a bad eagle (I believe it was a female) at 1230L, 12 Dec 14, on Ridge Road just north of 127th Street (Simons Rd) in Plainfield IL. Any amazing sight!
Joe Gootee

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